Mahwah Homes For Sale

Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 25,890.[8][9] The population increased by 1,828 (+7.6%) from the 24,062 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,157 (+34.4%) from the 17,905 counted in the 1990 Census.[19][20] The name “Mahwah” is derived from the Lenape word “mawewi” which means “Meeting Place” or “Place Where Paths Meet”.[21][22][23]

Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 25,890.[8][9] The population increased by 1,828 (+7.6%) from the 24,062 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,157 (+34.4%) from the 17,905 counted in the 1990 Census.[19][20] The name “Mahwah” is derived from the Lenape word “mawewi” which means “Meeting Place” or “Place Where Paths Meet”.[21][22][23]

The area that is now Mahwah was originally formed as Hohokus Township on April 9, 1849, from portions of Franklin Township. While known as Hohokus Township, territory was taken to form Orvil Township (on January 1, 1886; remainder of township is now Waldwick), Allendale (November 10, 1894), Upper Saddle River (November 22, 1894) and Ramsey (March 10, 1908). On November 7, 1944, the area was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature as the Township of Mahwah, based on the results of a referendum held that day, replacing Hohokus Township.[24]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Mahwah as its 9th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.[25]

 

History

The Lenape and ancestral indigenous peoples were the original inhabitants of Mahwah (the meeting place) and surrounding area. Their descendants have combined with other Native Americans and ethnicities and were recognized in 1980 by the state as the Ramapough Mountain Indians. They number approximately 5,000 people living around the Ramapo Mountains of northern New Jersey and southern New York. The tribe is officially recognized by New Jersey, but does not have federal recognition.[26] Their tribal office is located on Stag Hill Road in Mahwah, and the Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation is Dwaine Perry (as of March 2007).[27]

For 25 years, Mahwah hosted the A&P Tennis Classic, a tune-up for the U.S. Open tennis tournament held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City‘sFlushing Meadows–Corona Park.[28]

The 75-room, three-story Crocker Mansion was built in 1901 for George Crocker, son of railroad magnate Charles Crocker. The estate, located at Crocker Mansion Drive, is one of New Jersey’s historical landmarks.[29]

Ford Motor Company operated the Mahwah Assembly plant from 1955, producing 6 million cars in the 25 years it operated before the last car rolled off the line on June 20, 1980.[30][31] At the time of its completion, it was the largest motor vehicle assembly plant in the United States. The Ford plant, along with other businesses such as American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company, helped contribute to the economic development of the town and its reputation for low home property taxes.[32] The Mahwah town sports teams remain named Thunderbirds in honor of the Ford plant.

Due to contractors’ dumping of hazardous wastes at the Ringwood Mines landfill site before federal regulation, it has been designated as an EPA Superfund site which needs extensive environmental cleanup. In 2006, some 600 Ramapough Indians filed a mass tort claim against Ford for damages.[33]

Mahwah, and the closure of the Ford plant, is mentioned in the opening line of the 1982 Bruce Springsteen song “Johnny 99“.[34][35]

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